Why Alberta Poses a New Threat to B.C. Gaming Industry

Business Vancouver recently discussed the growing game industry in Alberta with our CEO, Josh Nilson. Check it out below!


When Capcom Game Studio Vancouver Inc. closed in mid-September, the region’s video game sector, to use video game parlance, saw its health meter plummet.

About 150 workers lost their jobs in the sudden closure brought on by its Japanese parent company, Capcom Co. Ltd.

But it was the announcement that same week of the opening of a new studio in Edmonton that’s making some in the industry anxious.

“If you want to talk about risk to the video game industry in British Columbia, it’s Alberta,” said Brenda Bailey, executive director of the DigiBC industry association.


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